If there's one thing I talk about a lot on here, it's neutrals. I can't help it. I love neutrals, so when I see someone sporting a super stylish ensemble that incorporates a neutral color, I feel compelled to take a picure. This week I am focusing on a neutral that is usually left for the risk taking Fashionista: leopard. While typical leopard print is made up of a few different shades of a neutral brown color, the pattern itself has come to be its own neutral color in the fashion world. Leopard print is a tricky pattern. If you wear too much, it can look tacky, but if you wear just the right amount, you are praised for being trendy yet letting a bit of your wild side show.
Of all the animal prints that exist, leopard is by far my favorite. And I am talking about the classic leopard print, not a snow leopard or funky pink and black combo, but the tan, brown and black (or darker shade of brown) that actually exists in nature. When this up and coming neutral is done right, worn as a neutral or to complement a neutral palette, it deserves to be applauded. That is why I almost clapped my hands together when I saw this week's Fashionista doing everything right.
Of course the leopard caught my eye. Even though her mint green sweater and red pointy toed flats are not to be forgotten, the leopard print infinity scarf around her neck was key. Wearing leopard in the first place is pretty gutsy, but wearing leopard with other eye catching elements in an outfit is going for it. She went for it and succeeded indeed. I love the leopard with the light mint sweater and the shoes, which match perfectly. The red color keeps it classy but the pointy toe is an unexpected detail that I just love. I'm glad I ran into this Fashionista because ever since infinity scarves came out I've been looking for a leopard print one to call my own, no joke. This Fashionista's scarf from H&M is perfect.
Spotted: Lots of leopard in the classic color palette was seen going down Lanvin's pre-fall 2010 runway.